Data Centre Service Tender – Kent Public Services Network

Data Centre Service Tender – Kent Public Services Network

Kent Public Services Network which is a part of Kent County Council will require a data storage solution to replace the current data centre based in Maidstone, Kent.

United Kingdom-Maidstone: Information technology services

2020/S 213-523095

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Kent County Council
Postal address: Sessions House
Town: Maidstone
NUTS code: UKJ4 Kent
Postal code: ME14 1XQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Laura Garay
E-mail: Laura.Garay@kent.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000416282
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.kent.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.kent.gov.uk

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

SC200014 – Data Centre Service

 

Reference number: DN507223

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72222300 Information technology services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Kent Public Services Network (‘KPSN’) which is a part of Kent County Council (‘KCC’) will require a data storage solution to replace the current data centre based in Maidstone, Kent. The scope of the requirements has been widened so that KPSN can also provide services to other organisations belonging to the KPSN Partnership providing VFM through the KPSN contract.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ4 Kent

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The SQ is being released on 28 October 2020 – within the SQ you will find a programme with approximate dates for the procurement process.

The SQ will need completing and returning by midday 30 November 2020.

Kent Public Services Network (‘KPSN’) which is a part of Kent County Council (‘KCC’) will require a data storage solution to replace the Sessions House data centre based in Maidstone, Kent. The scope of the requirements has been widened so that KPSN can also provide services to other organisations belonging to the KPSN Partnership providing VFM through the KPSN contract.

The new service will require various criteria to be met in order to deliver a secure and VFM service to KPSN and its Partners (including KCC), such as:

— meeting the minimum tier 3 data centre requirement i.e. concurrently maintainable and ensuring any component can be taken out of service without affecting production AND multiple paths for power and cooling systems;

— full height cabinets with the option to compartmentalise if required i.e.. half rack, quarter rack;

— provide necessary power as detailed in the specification;

— security of solution and the management of data;

— environmentally friendly;

— provides additional capacity with scalability and flexibility;

— provides a resilient service;

— mobilisation and delivery;

— access to live reporting information;

— remote hands-on support service;

— accessible 24/7 by authorised personnel;

— convenient central location (for access during DR/BCP).

The core requirement is for the new data centre Supplier to be connected to the KSPN network.. This element of the contract will be funded by KPSN, full details of this element will be outlined within the Invitation to Tender documentation. KPSN will require the new data centre supplier to ensure connectivity to the KPSN network within 3 months of contract award.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: MEAT (Most Economically Advantageous Tender) / Weighting: 100
Price

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

 

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: 12.

 

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 30/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Kent County Council
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Maidstone
Postal code: ME14 1XQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Kaya.Rajan@kent.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/10/2020